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NEWORLEANS - New Orleans officials are marking the nearly 100 day countdown to Super Bowl XLVII.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will hold a news conference Thursday to give an update on the work that's been done to get ready for the big game.

New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl 10 times, tying Miami for the most times the big game has been played in a certain city.

Officials have been sprucing up downtown in preparation for visitors.

Projects include planting palm trees on Poydras Street, building the street car line on Loyola Avenue and repairing many French Quarter streets.

Super Bowl Boulevard inWoldenburg Park, the NFL Experience and Super Saturday, during which NORDplaygrounds will be refurbished, are all events planned for the city, which will also be in the middle of Carnival.

Landrieu and the Super Bowl host committee will give a progress report at 11 a.m.

The city's next opportunity to host the Super Bowl is in 2018.

The game will be shown on Channel 4.

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